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Old July 22nd, 2012, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!

After rooting my phone I uninstalled the stock Messaging app with Root Uninstaller. I made a backup of the Mms.apk file. A few days later I tried to reinstall it, but when I run it, it only says "Application not installed".

I've been searching around for hours, tried copying the backed up apk to the /system/app folder, changing permissions, rebooting, flashing various zip packages, wiping the delvik cache, etc, but still it says "Application not installed".

When I go to the /system/app folder with Super Manager, the copied apk file is displayed as Messaging(No install) ?! screenshot: hxxp://i49.tinypic.com/33zd1jb.png

I also tried with some other apks I found online but it doesn't work either.

I know I could flash the ROM, but I'd like to use that as a last resort.

Any ideas/suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 02:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello!

After rooting my phone I uninstalled the stock Messaging app with Root Uninstaller. I made a backup of the Mms.apk file. A few days later I tried to reinstall it, but when I run it, it only says "Application not installed".

I've been searching around for hours, tried copying the backed up apk to the /system/app folder, changing permissions, rebooting, flashing various zip packages, wiping the delvik cache, etc, but still it says "Application not installed".

When I go to the /system/app folder with Super Manager, the copied apk file is displayed as Messaging(No install) ?! screenshot: hxxp://i49.tinypic.com/33zd1jb.png

I also tried with some other apks I found online but it doesn't work either.

I know I could flash the ROM, but I'd like to use that as a last resort.

Any ideas/suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Hello and welcome to Android Forums tomd182!

Did you make a nandroid backup before making those changes?

If so, you could use that to restore your phone.

Failing that, you could just re-flash the firmware again.

Personally, I use Titanium Backup to, "freeze", my Messaging app, ( [SMS/MMS PREF...ing 4.0.3 XWLPI] ). Perhaps you also uninstalled an ancillary service as well, such as, [SMS/MMS
/APN...age 4.0.3-XWLPI].

For details of how to freeze/remove app's in rooted phones, see here.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 04:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum tomd182 and thanks for joining.

I'll move this to our all things root forum
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